Ford Airport reaches Federal funding threshold,
with three months remaining in the year

(Tuesday - October 26, 2021) - The County-owned Dickinson County Ford Airport is guaranteed Federal funding for the coming year, having already passed the required 10,000 boardings for the year. Dickinson County's Controller/Administrator Brian Bousley reported to the County Board of Commissioners on Monday, that the airport had passed the 10,000 figure in September, reporting a total of 10,931 boardings for the first three quarters of the year.

The funding, amounting to more than a million dollars, is paid to small regional airports under the Essential Air Services act. The funds are collected from the industry, through fees charged to air carriers.